Easy, Affordable DIY Backyard Fire Pit

Fall weather brings cooler temperatures but you are  still reluctant to head indoors, so stay outdoors and enjoy these nice cool, crisp autumn evenings with a backyard fire pit.

Bring out the marshmellows or smores and watch the twinkle of stars as you enjoy your own warm, crackling fire.

Create a cozy space for outdoor entertaining with a stone fire pit.

These directions are so easy to follow, anyone can build it.

Tools and Materials:
cast concrete wall stones
cap stones
tape measure
steel rake

Before building a fire pit, check the building codes in your area to get the proper specs and regulations. Choose a spot that is away from your house and away from any low-hanging trees or other structures. Take precautions when digging holes, so that you don’t hit utility lines.
1. Lay out your pavers in a circle in the approximate size and shape of your fire pit. Fire pits should be about 36 to 44 inches in diameter. Our surrounding patio is made from recycled rubber pavers. We laid the fire pit stones out to the correct dimension then pulled the pavers out of and away from the pit.2. When you have your circle roughed out, dig a 12-inch-deep hole in that location. 3. Pour sand into the bottom of the hole and tamp the sand level.
4. Begin to lay your wall stones around the perimeter of the hole. Continue stacking the stones so that they are 12 inches above the surrounding ground.
5. Pour a layer of sand into the ring of stones so that it covers the first layer, approximately 4 inches deep.
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